I've been eating eggs (almost) every day for the past 2 months (4 egg yolks and 1 egg white every day). I removed the egg yolks because I heard of the anti-nutrients in the egg whites. Eggs are cheap, tasty, handy, ...
Unfortunately, there is only one thing that needs to be fixed in my health, and that's constipation. I often hear constipation is caused by food intolerances, and egg intolerance is quite common. And please don't try to convince me it's not the eggs : I tried EVERYTHING to stop being constipated, I tried magnesium, tried coconut oil, aloe vera, pau d'arco extract (worked quite well but when I drink too much of it I get loose stools), ... It HAS to be the eggs, unless non-grass-fed beef causes constipation (I'm getting grass-fed beef tomorrow).
I'm totally prepared to give them up, but I need answers to some questions first.
- Currently I don't eat chicken or pork. Would it be best to replace eggs with chickens, or maybe kangourou? It's almost impossible to find chicken here that hasn't been fed grains. The kangourou is wild but really expensive. I'm trying to find a healthier alternative to eggs, basically.
- Could hard-boiling the eggs instead of eating scrambled eggs be the answer to my problem?
- What fish are damn healthy and inexpensive?
UPDATE : On a sidenote : I eat random broccoli/green beans/spinach/zucchini at every meal, I eat eggs in the morning, beef at lunch and beef at dinner (lately I've eaten some bison and some kangaroo too), I eat 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil at every meal (extra virgin) and I cook with virgin coconut oil. I supplement quite a lot at the moment, the full list can be found here : http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/supp7.php As I was severely vitamin D deficient I supplement 5000IU every day now. I might remove the cod liver oil one day as I won't be eating that many eggs anymore.
UPDATE 2 : I discovered my calcium supplement is actually a blend of citrate and carbonate. I won't take it for a while, but will continue supplementing vitamin D. I will also take magnesium on an empty stomach before going to sleep. Yesterday evening, I decided to take a probiotic (GR8-Dophilus) and it worked wonders (I had to go to the toilet immediately and woke up 2 more times to go to the toilet). I've also decided to add a bit more fat to my diet, and a bit more fiber (I was starting to get lazy so I was cutting back on vegetables). I'll often do an IF so I don't throw vegetables away (I have a mold allergy and tend to throw rests away). I'll update this post next week. I've cut out eggs btw, but will reintroduce them next week if my constipation went away (to make clear whether or not it's the eggs).